I am an Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. My main interests lie in the interface between behavioural and evolutionary ecology, particularly in different aspects of communication, animal colouration, anti-predator strategies, aggression, parental care, and life history trade-offs; I have been using poison frogs, wood tiger moths, and blue and great tits as study systems. Currently, I am primarily interested in understanding what are the costs and benefits of cannibalism in poison frog tadpoles, and how parental decisions can modulate this -at first glance- counterintuitive behaviour.
Until recently, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Predator-Prey Interactions Research Group, led by Prof. Johanna Mappes, where I studied different aspects of the anti-predator defences of the aposematic wood tiger moth. Before that, I did my doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. John Endler, starting at the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, University of Exeter (UK) and finishing at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University (Australia). My PhD research focused on understanding the apparent paradox of colour pattern variation in aposematic species (see full CV here).